Butcombe Brewery – Christmas Steps 4.2%
This Christmas ale from one of our local breweries, is named after a narrow stepped street in Bristol. It is a darker amber ale with small sweet aroma, with a hint of liquorice. The taste is complex of malt and hop, developing slight toffee and spice notes, with a strong hop finish.
This is a good winter ale but needs more spice and fruitiness to be a good Christmas ale. An ale worth giving a try.